Omaima Aree Nelson was an Egyptian model and nanny who was tried for the murder of her husband Bill Nelson. Her case was noteworthy, because it discussed such topics such as bondage sex, decapitation, castration, and even cannibalism. Her case was also discussed on the television show Deadly Women on the Investigation Discovery channel and Happily Never After which can also be seen on the ID channel.
Omaima Aree Nelson was born and raised in Egypt (around in 1968), and in 1986, she immigrated to the United States. While there, she met her future husband William E. (Bill) Nelson, a fifty-six year old pilot, when she was 23. A while later the two married. It was then that Omaima claimed that she endured suffering by her husband during their month-long union.
On ThanksgivingDay in 1991, she claimed that Bill had sexually assaulted her in their Costa Mesa, California apartment. She stabbed him with a pair of scissors, and proceeded to beat him with a clothes iron. When he finally died, she dismembered his body, and reportedly cooked his head and boiled his hands to remove his fingerprints. She mixed up his body parts with left over Thanksgiving turkey and disposed of him in a garbage disposal. Neighbors claimed that they had heard the disposal unit running for a long time after Bill's death. As one final act of revenge, Omaima personally castrated him for supposedly sexually assaulting her for months.
On December 2, 1991, Omaima was arrested on a suspicion of murder charge. Her trial began a year later on December 1, 1992. During the investigations, it was revealed that when she was a child in Cairo, Egypt, she was circumsized and sex was traumatic and painful for her. This was then believed to have contibuted to Omaima's murder of her husband and the dismemberment of his body. On January 12, 1993, she was found guilty of second-degree murder, and was sentenced to 28 years in prison.
She became eligible for parole in 2006, but the parole was refuted because of her unpredictable nature. Omaima became eligible for parole again in 2011, and the reasoning was that she did not take responsibility for Bill's murder and she wouldn't become a productive citizen if she were to be freed. She currently resides at the California Women's Facility in Chowchilla, California.